Andrew Chongseh Kim joined Concordia University School of Law in the summer of 2013 as a full-time assistant professor of law. As a faculty member at Concordia Law, he teaches first and second year courses and electives. In 2014 he was voted Professor of the Year.
Professor Kim joins Concordia Law after spending the past two years as a visiting assistant professor at the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. At Washington University, he taught criminal law and seminars on selected topics in criminal justice.
Prior to being a law professor, professor Kim served as a judicial clerk for Justice Richard N. Palmer of the Supreme Court of Connecticut in Hartford, Conn. His role included conducting legal research, preparing memoranda, and drafting opinions and dissents for Justice Palmer. During law school, he served as a summer intern at both Federal Defenders and Reed Smith in Chicago, Ill.
Professor Kim is an experienced researcher. He has several works in progress examining the United States’ criminal justice system, using tools from economics, social psychology and statistics to identify and explore inefficiencies in the rules and structures that define the system.
Previously, during the spring of 2008, he served as a research assistant to professor John Hanson at Harvard Law School. In this capacity he researched historical trends in societal and academic interest in law and psychology, and edited pieces related to situational torts for professor Hanson. In addition he has assisted in research on the effects of parental investment and the GED on adult wages for the economics department at University of Chicago.
Professor Kim received his Bachelors of Arts, in economics, anthropology and physics from University of Chicago in 2000. He was awarded his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2010. During law school, professor Kim served as the general editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Additionally, He was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholar award in Analytical Methods for Lawyers.